1982 BMW 316


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1982 BMW 316 Sports Saloon
Registration no. DHP 369Y (see text)
Chassis no. WBAAG1203D7970969

"When the first production E21-model BMW rolled off the production lines at the Milbertshofen factory in Germany on 2 May 1975, it marked the start of a new era." – James Taylor, BMW 3 Series The Complete Story.

Successor to the well liked 1602/2002 range, the BMW 3-Series debuted in 1975 and would go on to be an even better seller for the Munich firm than its predecessor. Built initially in two-door form only, the newcomer made use of BMW's existing and well-tried overhead-camshaft engines, the latter initially ranging in size from a 1.6-litre four to a 2.3-litre six. Curiously, although it started life with a 1,563cc engine, the four-cylinder 316 model gained a 1,766cc unit in 1980, which should, logically, have made it a 318... The car offered here is one of these later 1,766cc models.

By the time 'DHP 369Y' was first registered (in December 1982), the original E21 series had been replaced by the E30 series, deliveries of which commenced in November '82, making it one of the last of the original models sold. This BMW is described by the vendor as in good condition throughout. Offered with a V5C Registration Certificate. A total of only circa 41,000 miles is currently displayed on the odometer. Please note, if purchased by a UK buyer this vehicle will need to be re-registered in the UK.